A criminally underrated ballad.
“I wrote the words before the music. It’s about the Battle of the Somme in World War I… Nineteen thousand Englishmen were killed before noon, a whole generation destroyed, in three hours – think about that! It was terrible – there were three or four towns in northern Lancashire and south Yorkshire where that whole generation of men were completely wiped out.”
– Lemmy Kilmister on the song 1916 from his book below:
1916 is the title-track and last track from Motorhead’s 1991 album. As for the rest of the album, Motorhead’s usual rule applies: